UK synth-pop duo La Roux will release their second album in May or June, according to Mojo.
From a piece in the magazine’s new issue, the duo of Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid – who signed to Polydor for the release of their last album in 2008, following the success of single ‘Quicksand’ – reveal that the new album is being recorded in a converted barn in Devon, which Jackson describes as having “its own climate. Surrounded by geese and otters.”
As far as how the album’s likely to sound, it’s apparently heavily synth-based, with the pair “finally getting to grips” with a Roland Jupiter-8 that features prominently, and is particularly inspired by Chic’s Nile Rodgers – now working with Daft Punk – and “rare disco”. A title for the record hasn’t been decided yet, but the pair are looking for one that doesn’t “make [them] sound like pretentious wankers.”
In other La Roux-related news, their live keyboardist Mike Norris recently debuted on underground house label 100% Silk.